Mental Health Court

BJA Solicitation Released: Funding Available for Mental Health Courts

Grants.gov deadline: May 9, 2024JustGrants deadline: May 14, 2024 The U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced its Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program for fiscal year (FY) 2024. Creating or expanding mental health courts is one of the priority areas. The grant program provides grant funding to help organizations plan, implement, or expand comprehensive collaboration …

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Opportunity Still Open! Criminal Justice Learning Collaboratives

The GAINS Center has extended the application period for jurisdictions interested in collaborating with subject-matter experts through Criminal Justice Learning Collaboratives (LCs) focused on: Please visit SAMHSA’s GAINS Center to find out more about CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEARNING COLLABORATIVES Creating and Enhancing Community-Level Partnerships Among First Responders and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics Diversion and Support …

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Application Window Open – MAT in Jails and Drug Courts Learning Collaborative

Application window open until December 1st! The applications are officially open for the final application window for the MAT in Jails and Drug Courts Learning Collaborative (due December 1st). Counties can either submit an online version of the application or email the Word version to MATinCountyCJ@healthmanagement.com. A direct link to the online application are included in the attached …

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Upcoming Webinar: Utilizing Incentives and Sanctions to Support Successful Outcomes in Treatment Court

Register now, Webinar, 1:30 – 3:00 PM ET, November 27, 2023 Incentives and sanctions are used in treatment courts to support or discourage certain behaviors from participants, but not all options have proven to be effective for change. It’s important that treatment courts consider which incentives and sanctions are most appropriate to incorporate in their …

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Enhanced Care Management Referral Process for Criminal Justice Partners

To increase linkages to ECM for individuals who are involved with the justice system, many of whom suffer from behavioral health conditions, CCJBH is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and other related system partners, CCJBH produced an informational flyer: Enhanced Care Management Referral Process for Criminal …

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Solicitation for Applications: SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Seeks Communities, Agencies, and Organizations to Develop Trauma-Informed Training Capacity

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation, operated by Policy Research Associates, Inc. (PRA), known nationally for its work regarding people with behavioral health needs involved in the criminal justice system, is soliciting applications from communities, agencies, and organizations interested in developing a capacity to provide trauma-informed training. Apply for this opportunity to …

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NEW TOOL: Public Health Meets Public Safety

  Public Health Meets Public Safety is a new tool for California that compiles over 30 different publicly available data sources on social determinants of health and justice outcomes in one easy-to-use portal. This project, a collaboration between The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and California’s Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health …

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Disrupting the Narrative: Stories of Hope and Transformation

Participate by sharing your story!   Share your story Disrupting the Narrative aspires to highlight real-life experiences of those who triumph over the challenges of substance misuse, and how story and creativity is used to be a part of something bigger. Learn more by clicking the link above All entries must be submitted by August 4, …

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NCJA Podcast: An Overview of Restorative Justice Principles

This episode of the NCJA Podcast examines the ways in which restorative justice practices and models represent a paradigm shift in justice-making. Listen as NCJA Program Manager Amanda Blasko speaks with Dr. Lindsey Pointer, an assistant professor at the Vermont Law and Graduate School and the principal investigator of the National Center on Restorative Justice. …

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